Later this month, a new posthumous DMX album will be released. A few days after the late rapper's death, reports of a new studio album that had been completely recorded started to circulate, but there was no actual evidence to back it up.
Legendary producer Swizz Beats revealed the album's release date on Monday, putting an end to all speculation of new work from the Ruff Ryders honcho. The new album, named "Exodus," will include all-new, never-before-heard material. The title for the album came from the influence of the rapper's 4-year-old son Exodus Simmons.
Swizz had this to say about his lifelong friend:
"Since the day that I met him, he lived his life for everyone else," Swizz said in the video. "You ain't ever seen him next to a Lamborghini… You ain't ever seen him iced out with no jewelry, he did not care about any of that. He was the biggest. DMX was the biggest. And let me tell you why he was the biggest. He was the biggest because he prayed for everybody else, more than he did himself."
DMX's influence on hip hop is undeniable, and he is regarded as a true legend in the industry. The Grammy-nominated artist was a high-energy performer who frequently drew a crowd with his dynamic stage shows. The late rapper's first five albums all debuted at No. 1 on Billboard, leaving him with a legendary discography and countless anthem hits such as "Where The Hood At?" "Ruff Ryders Anthem," "Party Up (Up in Here)," and "X Gon' Give It to You," to name a few.
Earl Simmons, aka DMX, died in April of a heart attack at the age of 50. The posthumous "Exodus" album will be released on May 28th as part of Ruff Ryders by Def Jam Recordings to commemorate his life and the legacy left by the iconic rapper.
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